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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Begonia × corallina 'Lucerna' Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerna'
Begonia 'Carolina de Lucerna' Begonia corallina 'Lucerna' Begonia 'Lucerne'
Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster
Cane-stem begonias are erect, evergreen perennials with fibrous roots and cane-like stems with asymmetrical, strongly toothed leaves, often strikingly marked, and showy flower clusters in spring or summer
'Lucerna' is a strong-growing, erect cane-stem begonia with obliquely ovate, olive green leaves heavily spotted with silver, and large panicles of pink flowers 3-4cm across in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. Grow in good but not direct light in a frost-free area. Under glass grow in well drained loam-less or loam-based compost. Will not tolerate water logging. See Begonias: outdoors for further advice.
Propagate by seed, stem tip or leaf cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil and aphids
May be infected by powdery mildews, stem rot and rhizome rot
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